COGNITIVE DISSONANCE AND FUNDAMENTAL ATTRIBUTION ERROR
These two theories can be exemplified in the National Championship game.
When we see this video, we, as Clemson Fans, instantly get riled up. We attribute others’ poor behavior to dispositional factors. 40s
However, when we see Boulware's rough shot we attribute the poor behavior to situational factors. Such as: "It was an intense game, we were just trying to win." This can be connected to cognitive dissonance. We love our team so in our minds they are "good" so even when they have bad behavior we find an excuse for the behavior. 32s